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2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 18 25 $23,617 $24,995
5-Door Manual 18 25 $24,082 $25,495
4-Door Manual w/Premium Pkg 18 25 $25,925 $27,495
5-Door Manual w/Premium Pkg 18 25 $26,389 $27,995
5-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $28,234 $29,995
4-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $27,771 $29,495
5-Door Manual STI 18 25 $33,035 $34,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $34,377 $36,965
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $36,748 $39,515
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $39,097 $42,040
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $45,151 $48,550
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $38,153 $41,025
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $39,213 $42,165
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $41,561 $44,690
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,617
$34,377
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$36,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$616 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 64.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 41.1
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 65.3
Passenger Capacity 5 9
Third Hip Room (in) - 49.1
Third Head Room (in) - 37.9
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 61.7
Third Leg Room (in) - 25.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 76.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 -
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 116.0
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 79.0
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 -
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 202.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 9.1
Step Up Height - Front (in) - NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 10.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 60.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 49.10
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 81.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 15.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 16.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.71 13.6 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.94 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 26
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 17.75
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.75
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA QGI
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZVL
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QGI
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 2134
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 2134
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 4500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 675
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3142 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2697
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 10000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2565
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.1 16.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 244 @ 4000 305 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA LY2
Displacement 2.5L/150 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6000 295 @ 5600
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.06
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.63
Trans Order Code NA M30
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Chevrolet Tahoe
Body Code - E52
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 46.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Coil springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 1.1
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA 46.0
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.23
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-floating
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 3
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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